Friday, December 16, 2011

Pictures, Pictures and More Pictures

Today was my last day before break - phew, what a sense of relief...what a long week.  I'm so happy -

What -

Huh?

Wait -

I still have FOUR. MORE. DAYS.

So all the rest of you can just stop your bragging right now, hear me?!?!

Here are a few pictures from today... {I was a picture takin' fool}


We had a reading celebration today  - celebrating all of our hard work retelling stories.  These were their gifts for a job well done {gotta love winning a blog giveaway!}.

The kids brought their stuffed buddies from home to help celebrate!


Got these retelling bookmarks from somewhere in blogland - can't remember where - it's been years.  LOVE using these bookmarks.  I teach one or two important components of a thorough retell each day.  After all of the parts have been taught, I make my "fake phone call" to my teaching buddy, Barb {remember her?} and pretend to retell a REALLY GOOD BOOK that she JUST HAS TO BUY!  Then I send the kids off to practice with a reading partner.  The paperclips are attached for them to slide down as they tell that part of the story.  The ones above {with the stuffed buddies} were made by my parapro.  I'll grab them from school next week and will post them here.


I walked into school today to these little bursts of sunshine. They came from a dear friend for my 40th {yikes!!!!!} birthday.  xoxo


I also walked into this...


Happened upon this little awesomeness today minutes before doing the snow globe craftivity with my kiddos.  Only wish I had brought a snow globe from home  - what was I thinking!?!


Don't you just love 'em?!?! Click {HERE} for more details.


If you haven't tried glitter spray - you might want to.  I'm anti-glitter. Haven't allowed a sprinkle of that evil stuff in my classroom in YEARS.  Love this stuff...xoxo


Came home to this...


And this...

I got a new camera for my birthday. Just trying it out. Here's our Christmas tree.


The reason for the season..


Our village - with a strange black blob on the right. I swear that's not on my wall...hmmmm


The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...


Just my wreath - she hangs all year round, but I like her!



Happy weekend girls - let's enjoy this nice l o n g break -

Shoot - mine hasn't started yet. 

Get some rest for me ya'll {I love saying that - do you think my Michigan friends would get annoyed with me if I started throwing it into everyday conversation?}

xoxo

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. :) I read your post about the girl who got sick after she left school...been there! I still have 3 days of school left to go too...have a good weekend.

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  2. Four days to go? Hey, I'd take that because I have FIVE days to go! We have to go up to and including Dec. 23!

    But, hey, I love the retelling bookmarks and the snowman globes. I'll have to find that book now. Thanks for the ideas!

    Dee
    First Impressions

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  3. Happy Birthday Birthday Sister!!! Love the snow-globes, and the Christmas decorations! I am sorry you have to go another week I don't know if we could have made it! But I bet you don't go back to school until the 9th - we are back on the third, was going to be the 2nd but they gave us that off and added a day at the end of the year! Anyway I hope you have a great 4 days I will be thinking of you!!

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  4. Happy Birthday!! I LOVE how your snow globes turned out...very cute!
    -Megan

    http://firstgrademagic.blogspot.com

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  5. Happy 40th, you young thing! It looks like you had a great birthday. Your tree is so pretty and your room looks so cozy. Love all you do with you class. Just the kind of teacher that I would've loved.

    Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway at Cotton Pickin Cute. And I'm so glad to have you as a follower.

    Best of luck Holly and Merry Christmas....Tracy :)

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  6. Happy Birthday!!! I hope your students treated you right! Love your pictures and I hope you keep them coming now that you have a new camera!

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  7. Hi Holly,
    Happy Birthday. Love your blog so I'm giving you the Liebster Award. Hope you can come by and check it out.
    Tammy
    primaryparadise.blogspot

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  8. Well Happy Birthday!!! And I am so sorry you have 4 more days. I hope you can survive. I love the retelling bookmark. Cute idea.
    Petersons-Pad.blogspot.com

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  9. I have four more days too!! At least we have this little weekend thrown in between! Thanks for your blog!!! Happy Birthday!!!

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  10. I'm so jealous of your fire place! That's on our to-buy list by next year (now that we have a house that we can fit one in) JUST so we'd have a place to hang stockings! ha! b/c we REALLY don't need one here in FL....like, at all!! lol

    ♥ Jen Ross
    The Teachers' Cauldron

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  11. seriously!!! Do you live near enough??? Email me! click the contact me button on my blog and let me know if you really can meet up.

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  12. I love your blog and I am giving you an award! Check it out here:
    http://mandys-tips-4-teachers.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-award.html

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY a little late...
    and I love the snowglobes too cute!!! thanks for joining in on the partay!!!

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